Le Marinelle

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Le Marinelle
42°04.255'N, 014°46.745'E Chart icon.png
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Aerial view of Le Marinelle

The new, small porto turistico of Le Marinelle lies on the Adriatic coast of Italy eight miles SE of the harbour of Porto di Vasto and 12 miles WNW of the harbour of Termoli. The basin has been excavated from the shoreline near the small town of San Salvo to create a residential and marina development providing berths for around 200 vessels of up to 20 metres. Depths in the basin, however, are reported as around 2.0 - 2.5 metres, so it is only suitable for relatively shallow draught yachts.


British Admiralty


During the summer months, the prevailing winds in the Adriatic are light to moderate coastal sea breezes. In spring and autumn, northerly winds are more frequent and can quickly rise to near gale force, especially in the northern Adriatic, where the much-feared “bora” is caused by high pressure over the mountains to the NE coupled with low pressure over southern Italy. Fortunately, the fiercest “bora” is normally to be expected in the winter months. Thunderstorms are occasionally experienced in spring and especially autumn and can be accompanied by violent winds of gale force and above. Luckily they are rarely long-lasting. In the southern Adriatic, the “Scirocco”, a S/SE wind blowing up from North Africa which can last for several days, is more common. Unlike the “bora”, which can arrive without warning, a “scirocco” tends to build in strength over 24-48 hours, sometimes reaching gale force (especially in winter).

Sources for weather information:

  • There is a continuous (computerized voice) weather forecast on VHF 68 - first in Italian and then followed with an English translation
  • The same forecast is given in Italian and English on VHF coastal stations following a notification on channel 16
  • Navtex weather forecasts covering the Adriatic are broadcast from stations at Roma, Trieste, Kerkyra (Greece) and Split (Croatia)


See Adriatic.



Add here VHF channel for the coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


Entrance to Le Marinelle

Le Marinelle can be identified on the approach by the two large apartment blocks at the seaward side of the basin. The rather tricky entrance lies in a gap between the long series of detached breakwaters protecting the beaches on either side. Entry is from due E to pass through the port and starboard markers on the breakwaters then S to enter the basin. Current depths in the entrance are stated by the harbour management as 3.5 metres at half tide. The entrance would be dangerous in strong onshore winds.


Pontoons in Le Marinelle

Le Marinelle Harbour

Le Marinelle Harbour/wiki/Le_Marinelle#Le_Marinelle_Harbour
Harbour icon Le Marinelle Harbour [[Le Marinelle#Le Marinelle Harbour|Le Marinelle Harbour]] 42°04.138'N, 014°46.655'E

The basin is equipped with moorings operated by Le Marinelle SNC. There are around 200 berths here for yachts of up to 20 metres on pontoons and mooring posts. Depths range from 2.0 - 2.5 metres. Water and electricity on the pontoons. Toilets and showers.

[email protected]; Tel/Fax: +39 (0873) 801 736; VHF channel XX
Prices: Typical daily berthing price for 14 metre yacht (December 2010): Euros 47

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

  • Club Nautico di San Salvo - [email protected]; Address: Via Andrea Doria, 66050 San Salvo Marina (CH), Italy.




Water On the pontoons
Electricity On the pontoons
Toilets In the Harbour
Showers In the Harbour
Laundry N/A (Not Available).
Garbage Bins in the basin
Fuel Fuel station
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None}
Repairs Slipway. Some hard standing. Mobile crane. Basic engine, electrical and electronic repairs. Wood, fiberglass and steel hull repairs. Divers
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals N/A


Limited provisions. Better shops in the town of San Salvo, 4 kms away.

Eating out

Restaurants within 300 metres. More in San Salvo town.


  • Buses to most local destinations from San Salvo.
  • Railway station within 2 kms with connections to most destinations.


Places to Visit

List places of interest, tours, etc.


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)


List links external to the wiki such as in Wikipedia & Wikivoyage.


See Italy.


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  • Data compiled from web research (please update if possible)--Athene of Lymington 16:19, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

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